Provides: MTA and smtpdaemon?
ville.skytta at iki.fi
Mon Apr 9 16:41:52 UTC 2007
On Monday 09 April 2007, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 11:35:26AM -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > All things that require 'MTA' should be fixed for just 'mta'.
Doesn't work. Note that I've been trying to point out that "mta" is the name
of the *alternative* (ie. update-alternatives stuff). There is no such
Provides, you can't have a dependency on it.
Anyway, repoquery doesn't list any packages with dependencies to "MTA" here.
> Wouldn't it be better to remove completly mta/MTA
Ok, but again, "MTA" only if talking about Provides. No need to touch
the "mta" update-alternatives name.
> but instead use
> /usr/sbin/sendmail or mail as Requires?
To clarify, with "mail" you mean either of /bin/mail (executable) or mailx
> And use smtpdameon when a real
> smtp server/Mail Transfer Agent is needed ?
That would work too, leaving only semantics of "Provides: smtpdaemon" to be
documented, and that provision probably removed from ssmtp. And going
through packages that have dependencies on smtpdaemon, fixing where
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